NYC Boss

NYC Boss

Bernie Sanders: "While our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1 percent."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Mixed bag for Bernie Sanders’ claim about wages, hours, income growth

A Bernie Sanders campaign ad, which regularly aired in Iowa and most recently in Nevada, tries to make a point that hard-working people have been falling behind economically. "If you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone," Sanders says. "While our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1 percent." We wanted to check the three claims wrapped up in that last sentence. Are Americans working longer hours, are their wages lower, and is almost all new income going to the richest? …

>> More